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    Hunting dog, depends on type of hunting, but my dog has a vest, tree stand, a dog blind, a boat ramp, dog boots & duct-tape, Med. kit used more times than I can count. My Upland bags have many pockets (in which I carry water) squeeze-securing top for water bottles. For staying in the truck most of the day, battery cooling Fan, shade cover-towel, 5 gallon water-bottle & bowl, kennel mat.
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    The med kit is a great idea that I havent thought of.

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    The sooner you start them getting confortable sitting in a mutt hutt or a dog blind, the easier life will be later. I set one up in the mud room and have my dogs go in and sit there while I measure out their food.

    I put it down and make them wait 10-30 seconds before coming for dinner. In a week or so, they hear the bowl being picked up and head straight for the kennel on their own. Pair that with a "kennel" command and should never have to wrestle the dog into a field blind again.

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    This may be a dumb question but what whistles do u use or does it not matter

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    What whistle does your pro use?

    Why change?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris2713 View Post
    This may be a dumb question but what whistles do u use or does it not matter

    Not a dumb question...and most on here will carry anything from some type of Gonia whistle to the Green Monster or the Blue Dallasasee...if you want to continue to hear , consider wearing some sort of ear protection....YMMV

    the important thing is learning WHEN to use it and when not to....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brettttka View Post
    Yes dog has been at pro's buying him as a started dog and will be ready to go. I have the whistles, e collar, crates, etc, just making sure I havent missed anything before he gets here. I am thinking about purchasing a kennel cover for the few time that he wont be able to ride inside the truck with me. Any thoughts on those?
    I have a MudRiver kennel cover and I really like it for short trips. It has some insulation and is pretty water proof with lots of storage pockets. You can run a rachet strap or two through the loops on the top and down to the tie down hooks in your truck bed to secure the kennel. I have the extra large size cover and I think it was around $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brettttka View Post
    So I was wondering what everyone thinks is a must have for training. Such as whistles, e collar, bumpers, crates, etc. What are some other things a first timer should have on hand and which ones are recommended? I get my hunting partner back in month or so and want to make sure I have everything I should need for keeping him sharp along with what will be needed during hunting season. Just going to be a hunting dog and go everywhere dog such as work and to the river on weekends. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brettttka View Post
    So I was wondering what everyone thinks is a must have for training.

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